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    October 1, 2012
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slamming the president over his handling of events in the middle east. in an op-ed in this morning's "wall street journal," romney said the president has shown weakness in the middle east. he says, president obama has heightened the prospect of conflict and instability. he does not understand that an american policy that lacks resolve can provoke aggression and encourage disorder. white house aides say the president is looking forward to debating foreign policy with mitt romney. >> this president promised a few things in 2008. he would end the iraq war. de. he would take the al qaeda fight and degrade them. he has. he would focus on osama bin laden and bring him to justice. he did. >> reporter: susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. foreign policy will be the focus of the last presidential debate which is scheduled for october 22 in florida. bob schieffer will moderate that. two americans are dead following a fight between u.s. and afghan forces. a soldier and a contractor were killed in that fight.
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nato has classified the incident asen insider attack. this weekend's death raises the american toll in the afghanistan war to 2000 u.s. service members who have been killed since the invasion in 2001. most u.s. and foreign troops are scheduled to be out of afghanistan by the end of 2014. the supreme court starts a new session today. a number of big cases are going to be considering moving on throughout the year. they're including issues related to same-sex marriage, privacy issues related to d.n.a. evidence, and yesterday six out of the nine justices attended an annual red mass at st. catholic's cathedral. during the homily, they warned the justices not confuse what's popular with what's best for society. if you have to go through downtown d.c., you might want to allow extra time or take a different route to work. today marks the one-year anniversary of the occupy d.c.
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demonstrations. they plan to shut down k street to commemorate the anniversary. k street is home to many top lobbyists in washington. last year protesters formed an encampment just blocks from the white house at mcpherson square. ten years after the d.c. sniper shooting, lee boyd malvo said he was a monster. in an exclusive interview with the "washington post," malvo says he felt like, quote, the worst piece of scum after seeing the reaction of one of the victim's husbands. the victim linda franklin was shot outside home depot in falls church and franklin was one of ten people killed by malvo and john mohammad. >> if you look up the definition, i mean, that's what a monster is. i was a ghoul. i was a thief. i stole people's lives.
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i did -- [indiscernible] i am sorry. >> malvo is serving a life sentence with no parole in a virginia prison. john mohammad was executed in 2009. the pair was linked to 27 shootings across the country. a local pilot and his 13- year-old son are dead after their single engine cessna crashed into a spotsylvania county mobile home park. >> eyewitnesses on the ground say the pilot's actions may have prevented more deaths. armondo trull has more. >> the plane was coming over. heard the tree branches breaking. immediately looked over and saw the impact. >> reporter: what does it take to rush into a dangerous situation like that? you didn't give it a second thought. you jest went right up there. >> you would hope someone would do it for you. >> reporter: that plane could have blown up. >> that was not a concern of mine. two lives in there were more a concern than anything else. >> reporter: you can see how close the flight path is to this community.
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when the plane came crashing down last night, there were dozens of people, including kids, enjoying an early fall evening, and they say the pilot's attempt to keep from crashing into the mobile homes on either side might have been his last-ditch effort to save lives. >> the airplane came straight down at a nose-dive and he did his best job to land it where he could land it. >> any given day, my two nephews, my niece, all their friends are playing in this cul- de-sac. it could have been so much worse. >> reporter: ntsb investigators will be at the crash site for a few more days looking over the pilot's log and the wreckage. >> we will try to determine a probable cause to see if we can prevent this from happening again. >> reporter: the n.t.s.b. said it will take months to determine the cause of this fatal crash. in spotsylvania, armando trull, 9news now. the driver of an suv involved in a fiery four- vehicle crash is facing drunk
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driving charges and police say more charges are pending. the early morning crash in the petworth area of northwest d.c. sent six people to the hospital, including two police officers. two of the jurld are hospitalized in critical -- injured are hospitalized in critical condition with third- degree burns after their vehicle caught fire. the two officers suffered minor burns while trying to free the pair. here's a look at some of the other things making news. former california governor arnold schwarzenegger's autobiography comes out today. he discussed the book on 60 minutes last night. he talked about his infidelity and the tremendous pain he has caused his wife, maria shriver. the book called "total recall: my unbelievably true life story" goes on sale today. the search for jimmy hoffa's body did not return up any remains. a man said he saw someone buried around here the same time hoffa disappeared in the summer of 1985. an initial scan showed something under the skeet.
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police -- the concrete. police dug for two samples. a bipartisan event provides an opportunity for congressional candidates to reach out to a growing constituency in virginia. it's estimated 170,000 arab americans now live in the commonwealth which is twice the number it was 30 years ago. >> it's estimated that arab american votes make up -- [indiscernible] -- i think in close elections it's -- it could decide the winner, whether it's presidential or the senate. >> virginia's most recent arab american immigrants come from the african countries of egypt, more rack company and sudan. they live in 97 out of the 134 counties in virginia. our time right now 4:36. today is expected to be mild for the most part. howard is back in two minutes
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with a look at what else you should expect. >> amazon's answers to the new nook goes on sale today. that's coming up at 4:441 -- 4:41. >> the redskins faithful endure another nail mighter in tampa. -- biter in tampa. krystal conwell : we see a lot of problems with the...
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number of students that we have. resources. materials. things that the children need...
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on a day-to-day basis. anncr: question seven will help. the department of legislative services says question seven... will mean hundreds of millions of dollars... for schools...from gaming revenues that would have... gone to other states. and independent audits will guarantee the money... goes where it's supposed to. krystal conwell: i think people should vote for question... seven because i think it will be a great benefit to children. welcome back. 4:39 on this monday morning. we have patchy fog in some of our western suburbs. we'll see the clouds roll n. maybe a little sun this morning, 67 by noon. a chance for some showers around for the evening commute, especially west of d.c. i'll be back with the full week forecast in about five. right now here's beverly farmer in for monika with timesaver traffic. northbound 95 traveling out of fredricksburg, you still got a work zone in place. just a warning that only one lane is able to get by to the left getting past 17 falmouth
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and the ramp to 17 to go north toward warrenton is still blocked in that construction. they should be pulling out of there in the next 20 minutes. here north of the rest area, dumfries, dale city into woodbridge, the pace is good. >> thank you, beverly. it is 4:40. time for the first your money segment of the morning. >> hi, jessica doyle. >> good morning, everybody. wall street is kicking off a new month, new quarter. a lot of economic news out there. expect reports this week on construction spending, manufacturing, and auto sales. main event of course is friday when the government releases the unemployment report for september. the previous reports shows the economy added just 96,000 jobs in august while the unemployment rate fell slightly to 8.1% because more people stopped looking for work. as for stocks it was a weak finish to a strong quarter on wall street. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning at 13,437, but it fell about 49 points on
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friday. it rose 4% for the entire quarter. nasdaq lost 20 points on friday, rallied more than 6% from july through september. and the s&p 500 was off by 6 and gained almost 6% in the third quarter. also investors are waiting on the minutes from the latest federal reserve meeting. policymakers decided to keep rates at record lows through 2015 and buy back more bonds to jump start the economy. we're seeing mortgage rates falls as a result. amazon's paperweight e- reader goes on sale this month. it's the latest investigation of the -- version of the kindle to goes head to head with the barnes and noble nook. we'll have to see how the sales figures are. >> i have my kindle and all my other devices. do i need another real kindle itself? >> there's a skippedle app --
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kindle app. >> i still like books. >> i still do, too. >> got to go with technology. being able to see again. still ahead, a new device that federal regulators are looking at that could restore sight. >> we'll have more on that story, plus your weather first when we return in two minutes. i don't spend money
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on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station
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was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high praise. volt received the j.d. power and associates appeal award two years in a row. ♪ good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it's 4:44. the temperature outside is 55 degrees. let's find out what the rest of the day holds. here's howard. >> good morning. storm system to the lower mississippi valley will be moving toward the north. that will bring in some clouds and bring in some showers here. even by the end of the day. our wettest day does look like it will be on tuesday. we start you off with a bus stop forecast. we have patchy fog north and
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west of town and grab a jacket. o down in the 40s this morning -- subburbs are down in the 40s this morning. no weather problems this morning other than the patches of fog. midday should be dry but becoming mostly cloudy if not overcast by then. upper 60s by noon. we'll try to get into the low 70s. maybe even seeing a shower by 4:00, 5:00. even into the evening hours. best chance of showers will be west of town but what you see on the board there, some folks are not going to get out of the 60s on this monday afternoon. let's talk visibilities first. up toward martinburg and hagerstown, these are the lowest visibilities at one- quarter of a mile. a little bit of patchy fog in montgomery county. some of the areas north, they had the rain yesterday afternoon. they're also where we're seeing some of our colder temperatures. that's why the fog. the rain this morning is well down to the south of us across tennessee, north carolina, southwestern virginia. almost to roanoke now over toward virginia tech and blacksburg. this is going to slowly lift off toward the north so later on today, more like mid- to
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late afternoon, that's when we could be seeing some of those showers move in from southwestern areas up toward maybe areas north and west of town a better chance than east. 40s and 50s out there this morning. win chester is 45. easton is 51. pax river naval air station near 60 but it's 39 in garrett county. outside on our michael & son weather camera, quiet this morning. partly cloudy skies, calm winds. humidity 80% and the temperature downtown 55 degrees. storm system down in louisiana, the deep south, you see this thing really spinning here. actually low pressure looks like it's moved in toward areas in southern mississippi. rain shield out ahead of it into tennessee, georgia. a line of showers and storms moving into western florida and this is going to be headed off toward the north more than the east. looks like we'll be on the warm side of this storm. so today maybe temperatures struggling to get into the low 70s as the clouds roll in by noon. maybe sun this afternoon. then this afternoon we'll see a few showers, especially west of
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town. by tonight overnight into tomorrow morning, some showers around. then periods of showers, maybe a rumble or two of thunder during the day on tuesday into tuesday night but tomorrow's highs should be closer to the 80-degree mark. looking at the forecast then, could be a late shower or two today, 72. it will be mild. tonight we're only dipping into the 60s for the most part. maybe a few 50s north and west. tomorrow showers around, maybe a rumble of thunder, 80. yellow alert day tomorrow. the showers will impact your outdoor plans and wednesday could be an isolated afternoon shower but a warm day. look at temp, 84. thursday 80. friday dry 78. maybe a shower saturday afternoon, highs back in the 70s. it's 4:47. let's check in with beverly farmer and timesaver traffic. the biggest issue we've had for folks out of fredricksburg that make the early commute, the northbound 95 road work was still in place between route 3 and 17. that had single file getting by along the left side of the ramp to 17 falmouth blocked as a
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result. they should be pulling up the barrels any time. delays are relatively brief at the moment. getting into dumfries looks good. no incidents to report getting into springfield. 395 beltway open to the 14th street bridge continuing downtown on the lower 14th street or freeway. maryland beltway they're pulling up the construction barrels on the inner loop of the beltway between university avenue and new hampshire avenue. the pace is good on the beltway through silver spring for now. your next timesaver traffic at 4:55. back to you. >> thanks, bev. they just can't make it easy, can they? the redskins in the middle of a nail biter again, this time in tampa. the offense scored 21 points the first half. they looked great. then the bucs came roaring back putting up 18 unanswered points. less than two minutes to go, rg3 marched his team down the field. there we go. he runs in to get in the middle of the field to get in field
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goal range. that's where billy condiff already over three in field goals in the game nails this 41 yarder. skins survive beating the bucs 24-22. now to baseball for the first time in 15 years, the orioles are guaranteed a spot in the playoffs all thanks to an angels loss this weekend. with three regular season games left, the birds are still tied for the american league east with the yankees. the orioles finish their season in tampa. nationals begin their final series of the regular season tonight at home. a win against the phillies tonight and the nats clinch the nl east. they also win the division if the braves lose to the pirates. the nats had a chance to win the division yesterday in st. louis but ross detwiler did not do so well in his first major league start in his home state. he didn't make it out of the 3rd inning. nationals lose to the cardinals 10-4. an fda advisory panel is
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recommending approval for a device that can help blind people regain part of their sight. >> ben nita nyer has more on this artificial retina. >> reporter: dean lloyd lost his sight when he was in his 30s. he suffers from a rare disease that damages the retina. >> i lost all ability to form images in 1989 after that point in time, i had no vision for at least 17 years. >> reporter: that began to change when he enrolled in a clinical trial and doctors implanted an artificial retina. the device uses a tiny video camera in the patient's glasses that converts images to electrical impulses. a transmitter in the glasses sends those impulses to electrodes implanted on the back of the damaged eye. the electrodes then stimulate visual centers in the brain. dr. eugene dejuan helped develop the device and has a financial interest in the company. >> the device is meant to be used in patients that have lost
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all their vision. and trying to restore some of that vision back. >> reporter: lloyd who once saw nothing can now see some shapes and can tell the difference it black, white and gray. the artificial retina has been approved in europe since last year. the company that makes the device estimates 10,000 people here in the u.s. could benefit from it. lloyd has had the system for five years and is also trying to find new ways to use it. >> the last week or two, i actually left my cane at home and got two or three blocks. >> reporter: he hopes the technology becomes more widely available so it can be improved and help more people. >> the device at this point costs $100,000. the fda doesn't have to follow the advice of the advisory panel but usually does. doctors say only a small percentage of new medical research is devoted to
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chdren. scientists at duke university looked at more than 60,000 clinical trials and found only 5,000 were designed for health problems facing youngsters. they say many pediatric diseases are rare making them harder to study. new research shows many kids are exposed to television even when they're not watching it. a study in the journal of pediatrics finds in the average home, the television is on in the background four hours a day. previous research has found youngsters exposed to a lot of background television don't do as well on cognitive tests. and video games can also be a problem but a new study finds some may actually be good for young people. canadian researchers say games which involve physical activity can help children get more exercise. in a study they found kids who play the games get an average of 50 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise each time. it is 4:52. time for the question of the morning now. >> according to parents magazine, dads are much faster
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than mom at doing this. is it a, changing diapers, b, making school lunches, c, putting a new born to sleep. >> log on to our facebook fan page. leave what you think the answer to be. we'll reveal it in our 6:00 show. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 4:55. howard here with your weather first. there's a touch of fog west and southwest of town. temperatures cool, 40s and 50s to start. we're going to make a run toward 70. maybe the low 70s this afternoon with a stray shower or two, especially west of d.c. and looks like tomorrow could be on the wet side. more on that coming up. right now over to beverly farmer with timesaver traffic. some areas seeing a little bit of that patchy fog and wet pavement from last night's showers, howard. otherwise southbound 270 incident free, building volume out of frederick but here's the
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pace at 109. still looking pretty good as you head down past the truck scales into germantown and beyond the beltway. next check of timesaver traffic at 5:01. >> thanks, beverly. a smoking ban in virginia? a proposal on banning smoking on campus narrowly won support from the students. slightly more than half of the students who voted last week approved the measure. smoking is currently allowed 25 feet away from campus buildings but it's banned inside the buildings. this new proposal would ban smoking on all of the campus. the measure goes to the student affairs executive council for them to consider it. adam sandler's newcombdy owe hotel transylvania" is a hit with moviegoers. the newly released 3-d flick topped the weekend box office with $43 million in ticket sales. coming in at number 2 was the sci-fi thriller looper. it stars joseph gordon lebanon and bruce willis. opening weekend ticket sales topped $21 million.
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last weekend's number one slipped to number three with only $8 million in ticket sales. ann hat away is married. the actress and her boyfriend exchanged vows saturday evening in california. according to "people" magazine, more than 150 guests attended the nature themed event and the bride wore a costume valentino gown. the couple started dating four years ago. adam schulman proposed -- shulman proposed last november. police are called to the lindsay lohan hotel. >> teresa garcia has that story and more in this look at entertainment. >> reporter: more trouble for behind say lohan in -- lindsay lohan in new york city this weekend. police responded to the w hotel after the actress said she'd been physically assaulted. lohan claims a fight started over pictures of her on 25-year- old christian labella's cell
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phone. police couldn't substantiate the allegation and released him. the new york film festival is under way. life of pie based on the best selling book about a boy who survived a shipwreck living on a raft with a tiger and other wild an a malls opened the festival. >> it's a great story. great book. very awe inspiring. >> reporter: the festival closes on october 14 with flight starring denzel washington in a role inspired by real life hero pilot captain chelsea sully sullenberger. the auction house in london is holding a week-long auction of james bond memorabilia. just a few weeks after double 07's 50th anniversary, the new bond flick opens in imax theaters on november 8. the first to seasons of abby are coming out tomorrow in a new
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dvd and blu ray collection. the series is about the fictional aristocratic crawly family. that's your eye on entertainment, teresa garcia, cbs news, hollywood. >> you can see all of downtown abbey in october. fans, tune in. thank you for tuning in and being a fan of 9news now at 5:00 a.m. good morning. i'm andrea roane. >> we sure are happy. happy monday. beverly farmer is in for monika and will have traffic in a moment. >> right now howard bernstein has our weather first. a chilly start. >> a chilly start. lots of leaves starting to turn i noticed over the weekend. they're going fast, especially with some of the winds kicking up yesterday afternoon. the showers. those showers are gone but left enough low level moisture that we've got a little bit of fog north and west of d.c. the better chance for showers will be tomorrow for some rain. here's a look at the day planner on this monday morning. we start cool 40s and 50s.